The Ethnic Phenomenon
A gem of a book for scholars in race and ethnic relations and sociobiology. . . . Van den Berghe analyzes various forms that race and ethnic relations have displayed including colonial empires, slavery, middleman minorities, caste systems, and assimilation. The causes and consequences of these systems are brilliantly teased out employing historical and crosscultural examples. Libraries with any work at all on race and ethnic relations or sociobiology should acquire this book. Choice
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... a single local community within an ethny . Certain basic conditions have to be
present before a state can emerge : sedentary villages , agriculture and / or
livestock raising , some storable surplus production , and the beginnings of
The basic solutions to this twofold problem of cost of administration and control of
natives were few and simple and , therefore , independently reinvented time and
again . The basic set of colonial equations was European = dear Native ...
This basic scenario describes equally well the most commercialized forms of
capitalist chattel slavery practiced by European countries in the New World and
the most primitive forms of slavery between small stateless societies all over the ...
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